Freitag, 13. November 2020

Perpendicularity Mitts

 I love fingerless gloves. They are my favorite accessory – and knitting project. They are fun to knit and wear, and on top of that  they are so versatile – especially in terms of construction, which shows off nicely, if you use variegated or self-striping yarn. 

These mitts are constructed in seven parts, each of which either starting with a provisional CO or by picking up stitches from the edge, and some are finished by a three-needle BO (three times) and (the last one) by grafting in garter stitch. 

This means that the mitts are knitted in one piece each – so you only have to weave in two ends for each glove. 

The pattern is available on

This pattern PDF is 13 pages long and contains 

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting these fingerless gloves in one size – including 21 photos of the different stages
  • explanations how to adapt the pattern to other sizes
  • a schematic how the mitts are constructed
  • short photo tutorials of the following techniques:
    • provisional cast-on and how to undo it
    • three-needle bind-off
    • picking up and knitting stitches from the edge of your knitting
    • picking up stitches from gaps (e.g. necessary after changes in direction)
    • short rows with wrap and turn 
    • grafting in garter stitch

To knit these fingerless gloves you need the following materials:
  • about 35 to 40 grams of fingering weight yarn 
  • 3mm needles, for fingerless gloves such as these, I tend to switch between dpns and circulars, but it's possible to use either of them
  • one surplus knitting needle (of the same size (3mm))
  • scrap yarn and a crochet hook (about 3mm) for the provisional COs
  • a stitch holder for the thumb stitches (scrap yarn works well, too)
  • 3 stitch markers and a tapestry needle to weave in ends

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